Reviews of Navycraft Servers

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Review Page for NavyCraft Servers

Since the shutdown of Naval Battlezone, a number of servers utilizing the Navycraft plugin have been established. This page goes over the specifics of each server. While not getting into personal opinions about the servers, it states what they offer in terms of game play.

NavalClash

  • Description 
    A navycraft game is set up for Faction Warfare and Vehicle Combat, with a main spawn and a moderately size world for factions to play on. Like NavalBattlezone, the server features a Shipyard World for construction of vehicles, and various venues to spawn them in (Ship & Aircraft Spawners). Other types such as Tanks must be spawned mounted on spawned vehicles, such as Ship, or rarely, Aircraft. The server started similarly as NBZ sharing virtually the same worlds, spawns and public vehicles as the original. This lasted until April 2018, when it was changed to the Island set up, which differs dramatically from NBZ's traditional game play. Additionally, the Island Update saw the expansion of Ranks from Enlisted E1 Seaman, to Fleet Admiral. It spans 29 ranks overall.
  • Background 
    Perhaps the most popular of the active navycraft servers, NavalClash opened in May 2017, shortly after NBZ's final shutdown. The server is owned by DroopyStarfish, who provides the money for server upkeep. Many of the early founders of navycraft servers pulled together to help this server get established. However, disagreements between the various leadership and ownership has caused problems for both the player base and server itself. The server briefly was Network Server, having offered mini-games such as AcidIsland, Dwarf vs Zombies, and a creative server and a Arcade world where points and cost do not count, allowing for unlimited play with navycraft based vehicles. However, serious griefing in Summer 2018, showed there was vulnerabilities to it's Network setup, thus removed these additional worlds as of this writing.

Setup

  • Game Play 
    Players spawn their vehicles and usually try to encounter opposing players, gaining Experience points to achieve additional rank points if they win a battle. The main focus of the server is vehicle combat, but player combat is also very popular.

Economics

  • Economics 
    Players have multiple methods of earning money.
  • PayDay 
    Main source of ingame currency for players, each time a player logs in (per server day), they receive their rank's designated paycheck.
  • Voting 
    Players can receive 2,000 in player currency for voting for the server.
  • Note: Server during Spring 2018, conducted a "Island Update", which added additional features to the server including Outpost capture, Cargo Running, Drug Running and Player Stores. However, these were removed after the Summer 2018 Griefing.

Summary

  • Summary 
    As of this writing (September 2018), NavalClash is a Active server, with a relatively steady population. However, the current server box is prone to lag as combat accrues. 2018 proved to be tough year, with failed update, multiple griefings of the server, causing players population come and go more often.

IronSeas

  • Description 
    A 1.12 MC version of Navycraft (custom) - Similar setup to Naval Battlezone (Shipyard, WW1) - Expanded vehicle selections. These expanded versions include use of airships, Tank2's and other developments that were not actively used on NBZ's later years of it's history. IronSeas' World has a Shipyard where players may build their own vehicles if they choose to, or use a Public ship (rental) for their combat needs. Navycraft used by IronSeas is a branch version of it called Navycraft Reloaded, this version while increatived experimentation including development of fly missiles using same principles of Torpedoes, however height and distant is controlled.
  • Background 
    Created shortly after when Naval Battlezone closed April 2017, this server is run by Solmex. He is a coder by trade, and had originally teamed up with other people who were trying to pool their resources to build a new Naval Battlezone and merged his server to form NavalClash. However over the course of time Solmex had issues with how the Server would and would split off to ultimately re-establish Iron Seas with various veteran players from NBZ. Both IronSeas and NavalClash have disputes among their staff.

Setup

  • Game Play 
    Players spawn their vehicles and usually try to encounter opposing players, gaining Experience points to achieve additional rank points if they win a battle. Players can form factions and claim land, with additional members expanding land they can own and protected to a degree by world guard unless a Faction declares war.

Economics

  • Economics 
    Paydays are gained per-login per-server day, supplemental pay can be gained by sinking ships.

Summary

  • Summary 
    Server allows for more options, while keeping to the original forumla of game play NBZ was known for. However, as of this (May, 2018) Iron Seas has low active population. The server offers different features not normally used on traditional navycraft servers. Changes include addition of Missiles, Limited-Plot Scheming, Expanded Shipyard Controls, Ammunition for Cannons changed to need Emerald Ore add more ammo when a cannon runs out. The server maintains very low population, which fluxgates during the day. It's recommended to be patient on this server, as players will come if they see people on it.

Dabblecraft

  • Description 
    The server uses a 1.12.2 variant of Navycraft (Custom) called the NavyCraft Plugin Mavenized version - This active version of navycraft varies from the original developed by Maximuspayne. Dabblecraft 2.0 is a role play server that uses both navycraft and movecraft. The server uses navycraft for all sea related activities, but Aircraft in Dabblecraft use the more primitive movecraft versions, and are referred to as airskiffs.

Setup

  • Game Play 
    Unspecified as of this Writing

Economics

  • Economics 
    Unspecified as of this Writing

Summary

  • Summary 
    A different kind of server, roleplaying is heavily encouraged instead of the typical World War II-style mentality of traditional Naval Battlezone. Players who are used to arcade may be slightly put off by this style of server.

Battle Zone Revisited

  • Description 
    A 1.12 MC version of Navycraft - This is arcade/mini-game server using navycraft. Created by Profilename1, former Naval Battlezone staffer. Server as of this writing is still under development.
  • Background 
    Created September 2018, Battlezone Zone Revised used the original codes for Navycraft, which was last updated in 2017 by one the original programmers of the spigot, Maximuspayne. Profilename1 restructured the code work while working out issues.

Setup

  • Game Play 
    The server spawn uses NBZ's old Enterprise Aircraft Carrier spawn. Players are given a brief tutorial and asked select arena to play in. Arena combat setup per vehicle type. Team Combat with Ships is setup in Area 2 "Green Hell", which is classic World War II mode, Blue vs Red, where player chooses team to play with where they battle it out. Area 1 is a highly detailed TankSpawn & Pvp area., Area 3 Farm Areas, Small with starting bases with choices of pre-made vehicles for combat. Player may choose roles for pvp combat session, where they will receive kits to arm themselves, which are hand-guns and other specialty items to allow them do battle.
  • Basic Guide to How the Server works can be found in this Dropbox PDF.

Economics

  • Economics 
    None

Summary

  • Summary 
    Extremely new as of this writing (September, 2018), additional Arenas and features are planned, but no game population as this time. The server principle weakness it's dependancy in needed reasonable amount of players to play against or there is means of playing.

Defunct Servers

Scarlet Oceans

  • Description 
    Running 1.12 Navycraft Lite - Terrariola's Scarlet Oceans was a Survival/Faction server using the old NBZ Spawn and Map from 2015. Originally the server was named Crimson Tide. They later updated to Navycraft Reloaded, like IronSeas. With full function shipyard. Shutdown Summer 2018.
  • Background 
    Originally Terariola's personal server, it was opened to the public as a replacement for TechCorp 4, a completely unrelated Minecraft server opened in late 2017. In August 2018, Terrariola decided to rotate both the TechCorp 4 server and Scarlet Ocean servers periodically. With not high likeliness navycraft server would be up.

Setup

  • Game Play 
    Opened in April 2018, the map is 2016 Permafaction map, which is giant sea in center of the map, while land is on the outskirts. Disease and sickness spigots have been added. Making it challenging to players who wish to try to play hardcore without significant assistance from the server. Player/factions fight for resources as their used up, salvage of sunken ships for resources is encouraged, and ships are (usually) built in the wild. Limited spawning of vehicles is possible, but greatly discouraged.

Economics

  • Economics 
    Bartering, raiding,using the money generators scattered throughout spawn, and farming nether warts.

Summary

  • Summary 
    While still being very new, and harboring a virtually non-existant player base, the premise is different than the original NBZ setup, making it interesting to players who want the NBZ style combat, while preferring a different type of economy, and more of a raw survival experience supplemented with Navycraft.